Mayo Clinic’s cancer telerehab program boosts quality of life
A telerehabilitation program yielded improvements in cancer patients’ pain and function, showing the power of relatively low-tech interventions.
These are 2019’s most influential clinical executives
A leading health care trade publication has released its list of top 50 clinical executives. Twenty-one share a common trait: AMA membership.
Urologist from Buffalo, NY elected to AMA Board of Trustees
The AMA has announced the election of Willie Underwood, III, M.D., M.Sc., M.P.H., a urologist based in Buffalo, N.Y., to its Board of Trustees.
7 complex words you shouldn’t include on your consent form
A study finds that less than 10% of cancer treatment consent forms meet the National Cancer Institute’s readability recommendation. The forms also commonly include these hard-to-understand words.
How to ease a terminal patient’s stress with earlier end-of-life care talks
Studies of a communication intervention for patients with advanced cancer showed it reduced anxiety and depression. Researchers suggest takeaways.
AMA presents government service award to director of Alaska Native Epidemiology Center
The AMA presented Dr. Ellen Provost with the Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Public Service.
AMA presents government service award to NCI physician
The AMA presented Steven Rosenberg, MD, with the Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service for his development of new effective cancer treatments.
Payment & Delivery Models
Therapeutic pathways embedded in EHR to improve cancer care
Health and Human Services advisory panel endorses oncology alternative payment model that uses EHR-embedded therapeutic and diagnostic pathways.
How prior authorization hobbles breast cancer care
Research finds that prior-authorization requirements put as many as 17 process steps and 10 decision points between a breast cancer patient and the medications she needs.